Heavy Rains Help Northern California Water Supply, But More NeededThe past week's storm drenched the Bay Area, essentially doubling rainfall totals for this winter. But the impact on the Bay Area's water supply depends on where you look and who you ask.
Final Sierra Snowpack Survey of Season Comes Up Dry, Raising Drought ConcernsThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada recorded just 1.5 inches snow depth at Phillips Station -- just 3 percent of the May average.
Summer, Winter Overlap In Tahoe's Longest Ski Season In Resort HistoryThere's a startling sight at Lake Tahoe this summer. Vacationers on the lake look up and see skiers on the snow-capped mountains, just a few miles away.
Official: California Snowpack At 136 Percent Of NormalThe water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey — an encouraging result after nearly no snow was found at the site in April.
Snow Survey Canceled For 1st Time Due To California's DroughtFor the first time in history, the May snow survey has been canceled due to California’s severe drought.
Warm Winter Projection Could Hurt Ski Season, Drought RecoveryHistoric rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.
1st Sierra Snow Pack Measurement This Winter Comes Up ShortOfficials with the California Department of Water Resources measured the Sierra Nevada snow pack Tuesday — the first measurement of the snow pack this winter and things came up short.
California's Snowpack Is Only 17 Percent Of NormalCalifornia’s last snow survey of the season is bad news for the millions of state residents who rely on the snowpack for their water.
California Snowpack 50% Of Normal, Water Officials DespairThere's more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.
Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Well Above AverageThe first snow survey of the year took place Wednesday morning at four locations near Echo Summit in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and indicates that the state’s snowpack is wetter than average.
Latest Sierra Snowpack Measure Fall Well Short Of NormalThere’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.
Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent StormsState water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without SnowThe state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
Formidable Snow Pack Means Good News For FarmersThis year’s formidable Sierra snowpack has brought good news to California farmers and cities that have endured years of drought.